Microneedling, one of the latest and greatest advancements in skin treatments, also known as C.I.T. – Collagen Induction Therapy. Skin needling shows similar results to laser and other resurfacing procedures at significantly lower cost and with much less down time.
It is used primarily as a treatment for acne and chicken pox scars, stretch marks, fine lines & wrinkles and pore minimisation.
For anti-aging purposes it has a superior effect on collagen and elastin rejuvenation. The micro needles painlessly puncture the skin down to the dermis, stimulating the skin’s fibroblasts which lay down collagen – increasing the skins elasticity, and in turn tightening, lifting & rejuvenating the skin.
Microneedling is recommended to treat:
- Aged, sagging skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Smokers lines around the lips
- Skin tightening & rejuvenation
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars
How It Works
The needling pen/roller is a hand-held medical device for clinic use. It has a disposable piece that is inserted into the top of the device that contains many tiny sterile needles. These needles penetrate into the skin at different levels depending on the part of the face, depth of scar or the condition being treated. This causes a micro injury to the skin which is turn causes healing. This healing releases new collagen and elastin and growth factors, which cause the re-modelling & breaking down old of collagen and scar tissue.
This micro injury also allows temporary fine channels to be created in the skin. These channels carry up to 80% more topical nutrients for delivery deep within the fibroblasts to feed the underlying cells found in the deeper layers of the skin. This increased and even absorption of the active ingredients used during treatment into the skin creates stimulated repair and faster resurfacing and faster healing results.
After treatment, the thousands of little microscopic needle points in your skin close within the hour. Your skin then initiates a repair and stimulation process that goes on over many weeks, resulting in improved skin texture and fewer fine lines and wrinkles. The pens impressive results are backed up by many clinical studies.
Does it Hurt?
No, not at all. Prior to your needling treatment, we will remove make-up and deeply cleanse your skin using an antiseptic and apply an anaesthetic cream until your skin is numb. This makes the whole process pain free. You will feel the pen on your skin, so you will feel sensation, but no pain.
How Many Treatments will I Need?
Every person is different and the number of treatments needed does vary depending on the condition being treated, but the following are very good guidelines:
- Acne Scarring – 4-6 treatments, 4 – 6 weeks apart.
- Skin Rejuvenation/Collagen Induction – 4-6 treatments, 4 weeks apart.
- Stretch Marks – Approx. 4-6 treatments, 6 weeks apart.
What Does Treatment Include?
Skin Micro Needling is a 30 – 60 minute treatment depending on which package you go for. The facial starts, with skin assessment, cleanse , tone and an enzyme peel. This non-abrasive peeling gel delivers professional results by efficiently and quickly removing dead skin cells whilst encouraging new cells to come to the surface, leaving skin looking clear, smooth and soft.
Tests show that the Instant Painless Peel greatly improves skin’s texture and radiance without any of the down time associated with chemical peelings.
When gently massaged onto skin, the natural multi-action enzymes effectively peel and help uncover a fresh, new complexion without drying, irritating, or causing undue stress to the skin.
- Removes thickened skin and dead skin cells instantly
- Removes impurities and clears clogged pores
- Helps regenerate new skin
- Smooths and softens even the most sensitive skin
- Immediate effect with zero down time
- Ideal as a pre-treatment before dermal fillers, wrinkle relaxing injections, mesotherapy treatments and facials.
- White Skin – lightens skin tone & reduces age spots
- Tight – Skin tightening and age repair
- Slim – localised fat accumulation
- Hair – scalp vitality & hair growth
- Glow – Rejuvenates and reduces pigmentation
- Refresh – Intense hydration
- Multi Vitamin – Boosts skin’s immunity and enhances wellness
- Pure – Stretch marks, acne, scars and imperfections
After the skin is prepped and sterilised a serum is selected and administered during needling. The treatment is followed by a post-treatment skin quenching, choice of cooling gel or sheet mask, for soothing and relaxing the skin. This also greatly helps with reducing skin redness after the procedure.
Refresh & Tight – Soothing, rejuvenating and hydrating facial sheet mask, with hyaluronic acid, for an intensive anti-wrinkle and lifting effect. Anti-Aging/Anti-Wrinkle & Skin Rejuvenating 0.5% Hyaluronic Acid Mask, 35g
Glow – Soothing and rejuvenating sheet mask with hyaluronic acid for a targeted anti- pigmentation and anti-ageing effect. Anti-Pigmentation & Skin Rejuvenating 0.5% Hyaluronic Acid Mask, 35g
Pure – Soothing sheet mask specially developed to give intensive relief, rejuvenation and hydration to troubled skin and acne-like conditions. Anti-Inflammation & Skin Rejuvenating 1% Hyaluronic Acid Mask, 35g
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
The treated area will be red for 12-48 hours and your skin may feel warmer and tighter than usual. You should keep your face free of make-up that day. After that the redness can be minimised with a mineral based concealer. The skin may flake slightly 2-3 days after the procedure.